Senior Phase : Grade 7

The instructional time in the Senior Phase is as follows:

SubjectTime allocation per week (hours)
1. Home Language 5
2. Afrikaans First Additional Language 4
1.Isizulu First Additional Language 4
3. Mathematics 4.5
4. Natural Science 3
5. Social Sciences 3
6. Life Orientation 2
7. Technology 2
8. Economic Management Sciences 2
9. Creative Arts 2

Promotion requirements for Grades 7

Programme requirementsProgression guidelines
A learner must offer the following six (6) subjects: A learner should obtain the following minimum standards:
• Home Language (HL) Home Language (HL) (Adequate Achievement) (50%-59%)
• First Additional Language (FAL First Additional Language (FAL) (Moderate Achievement) (40%-49%)
• Mathematics Mathematics (Moderate Achievement) (40%-49%)
• Life Orientation Any THREE (3) of the other required subjects (Moderate Achievement) (40%-49%)
• Natural Science TWO of the remaining subjects (Elementary Achievement) (30%-39%)
• Technology
• Social Science
• Creative Arts
• Economic and Management Science
Teaching time per week: 27½ hours SBA = 40 % of total mark/final progression mark Examination = 60 % of total mark/final progression mark

School Based Assessment (SBA)

School-Based Assessment (SBA) is a compulsory component and should be implemented as follows in the different GET phases and Further Education and Training (FET) band:.

PhaseSBA Component %End of Year Exams %
Foundation Phase 100% 0
Intermediate Phase 75% 25
Senior Phase 40% 60
FET Band 25% 75

The weighting of Life Orientation in the FET Band is the exception since the SBA component will comprise 100% of the total mark.

Grade 7
Assessments - Sample

TERM ONEForm of AssessmentMarkTime
Week 5 Assignment 30 marks
Week 10 Controlled test 50 marks 60 minutes
TERM TWO
Week 6 Case study 30 marks
Week 9 Mid-year Exams 100 marks 90 minutes
TERM THREE
Week 7 Project 50 marks 60 minutes
Week 10 Controlled Test 50 Marks 60 minutes
TERM FOUR
Week 10 Final Exams 150 marks 120 minutes
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